Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, rapper Ice Cube has shared a meme from a Russian propaganda website that claims Europeans shot the noses off of Ancient Egyptian statues.
The meme was made by “Black Matters,” a website and Facebook page that purports to be a non-profit news resource for African-Americans but was outed long ago as a Russian-run propaganda tool to manipulate Americans.
According to CNN, the Egyptian statues have broken noses not because Europeans shot them off, but because pharaohs would often break the noses of the statues of their predecessors.
Later Wednesday afternoon, Ice Cube shared an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory on Twitter, posting an image of the Black Cube of Saturn within the Star of David. The Black Cube of Saturn refers to a cult of Satan worshippers.
The image on the right in this Ice Cube tweet is brand marked “BM” for Black Matters, a fake Russian media property and FB page that focused on integrating itself into real Black media networks. It spread a range of misleading content designed to sow discord…. pic.twitter.com/9Q2e8vyx3j
— Renee DiResta (@noUpside) June 10, 2020